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Manuscripts by Subject - Groups / Organizations - #11215

Title: Thursday Music Club (Bismarck-Mandan, ND)
Dates: 1945-2005

Collection Number:  MSS 11215

Quantity: 1.25 feet

Abstract: Consists of minutes, by-laws and constitution, membership information, officer and committee information, correspondence, subject files (including activities, awards, elections, events, festivals. programming, music, National Music Week), legal documents, reports, the club newsletter Con Brio, a photograph, and audio visual material. The objective of The Bismarck-Mandan Thursday Music Club is to aid and encourage musical appreciation, education, and develop and maintain high music standards.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Arlene E. Gray on March 10, 2014.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.  Permission to use any radio or television broadcast portions of the collection must be sought from the creator.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.
Related Collections:        MSS 10927 North Dakota Federation of Music Clubs


Box 1:
1 Minutes (and agenda), 1987-2005
2 Executive board minutes, 1989-1992
3 By-laws and constitution, 1961-1998
4 Membership, 1967-1997
5 Membership/programming booklet, 2001-2002
6 Officers and committees, 1993
7 Correspondence, 1990-2002
8 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), 1991           
9 “arTView” program, 2005
10 Awards, 1990s
11 Ballots (whether to dissolve the club), ca. 1990
12 Biennial Convention planning, 2003
13 Bismarck Public Library piano, 1990
14 Choir festivals, 1958-1967      
15 Dakota West Arts Council (grant and membership), 1994-2002
16 Evaluation of club/ratings, 1955-1989
17 Events (lists) and programs, 1989-1995
18 International Music Relations, 1991-1993
19 Junior Music Festivals, 1992-1995
20 Luncheons and banquets, 1989-1993
21 Music (club rituals), 1945
22 Musical family of the year, 1991-1992
23 National Music Week, 1961-1968
24 National Music Week, 1969-1974
25 National Music Week, 1980-1984
26 National Music Week, 1985
27 National Music Week, 1986-1988
28 National Music Week, 1990-1993
29 Past Presidents’ Assembly, ca. 1991
30 Piano (9’ Baldwin), 1958-1978
31 Scholarships (including International Music Camp), 1989-2002
32 Vita cards, 1991-2000
33 Legal documents, 1989           
34 Reports, 1963-2000
35 Con Brio (newsletter), 1991-1993
36 Photograph, ca. 1990

Box 2:   
Reel-to-Reel: National Music Week performances, n.d.
VHS: “arTView” program: Bismarck-Mandan Thursday Music Club, 2005

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